Solution to Integra Acrostic #12

A. HARPSICHORD
B. OPTIONAL
C. LITHIUM
D. DETERRENT
E. TENNYSON
F. HEXANE
G. APOSTROPHE
H. TILLS
I. CHENILLE
J. HONEYDEW
K. RHEOTROPE
L. IDIOSYNCRATIC
M. SCHOOLROOM
N. TROWELFUL
O. MUUMUU
P. AFFORD
Q. STRYCHNINE
R. TONCA
S. ILLATIVE
T. GLEEFUL
U. EARTHENWARE
V. RUNNY

"Decorate your mantel with a … French horn filled cornucopia-style with holly and mistletoe." No French horn player around Carnegie Hall will refuse to turn over his instrument to you once the purpose is explained to him. — [S.J. Perelman,] "Hold That Christmas Tiger!"